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Virtual Retreats

Virtual Retreats

Virtual Retreats are intensive retreats, teachings and workshops where you will receive live teachings, engage in guided practice, hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through live Zoom webcasts during consecutive days or daylong offerings.

Vajrayana Retreat: The Mandala Principle – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

August 5 - 10, 2021
Online - Zoom
This retreat offers an historical and philosophical overview of the Vajrayana and explores the mandala principle as a guiding framework for understanding and embodying the richness of the Vajrayana path.
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Naga Puja: Pacifying the Nagas – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Gyurme Rabgye

August 7 - 9, 2021
Online - Zoom
Master artist and teacher Lama Gyurme is delighted to introduce the art of torma making and the offering practice for the Nagas. 
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Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Practice Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

August 14 - 15, 2021
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  Our relationship to practice is like an intimate friendship in which deeper layers of understanding are revealed over time. This Intensive will expand and intensify your Chöd practice. Delving into each section, the visualizations, melodies and instruments, we explore subtleties of the teachings and their…
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Sowa Rigpa Revolution: Immersion into Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig Cycle – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Erik Jampa Andersson

August 27 - 31, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this retreat, Tibetan Medicine practitioner and teacher Erik Jampa Andersson will present the foundational history, theories, and healing modalities of Tibetan Medicine, based on the teachings of Yuthok's Root Tantra (རྩ་རྒྱུད་).
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Mennag Rinpoche’i Dzöd: The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

September 1 - October 29, 2021
Zoom - Online
Tara Mandala has the rare opportunity to offer bi-weekly teachings with Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche in which he will provide a unique opportunity to learn and study Mennag Rinpoche'i Dzöd, The Treasury of Essential Pith Instructions by Longchenpa.
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Awake Mind: Writing – Drawing – Contemplating – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Victress Hitchcock and Barbara Bash

September 4 - 5, 2021
Online - Zoom
Spend a weekend with artist/calligrapher Barbara Bash and writer/filmmaker Victress Hitchcock exploring the rich world of natural creativity we all share. 
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Song of Mahamudra – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

September 17 - 19, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this virtual retreat, Lama Tsultrim will offer a rare glimpse into the Mahamudra oral transmission of one of the lineage’s most learned and accomplished masters. She will offer teachings on Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra, considered to contain the essence of all teachings.
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The Spiritual Path of Birth and Motherhood – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Gena McCarthy RN, MFT

September 25, 2021
Online - Zoom
We gather as a community of mothers and mothers-to-be to explore birthing and motherhood as a rich and profound spiritual path. Our time will include traditional dharma teachings and practices as well as age-old wisdom surrounding the nature of birth and motherhood.
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‘Live’ Webcast – Oral Transmission (Tib. Lung) for Green Tara, CNNR Chöd, and Riwo Sangchö

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

September 26, 2021
Online - Zoom
Anyone is welcome to receive a Lung as a blessing and connection to a certain practice. If you have already received the Lung, you are welcome to receive it again as a blessing. 
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In Green Tara’s Footsteps: Pilgrimage into the Heart of Compassion – A Meditation and Writing Virtual Retreat

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Ranjini George, MA, MFA, PhD

October 7 - 10, 2021
Online - Zoom
Participants will receive transmission and instruction in the Abbreviated Green Tara practice from the Treasury of Secret Vajra Luminosity (Ösel Dorje Sang Dzö Ley), revealed by Adzom Drugpa. Teaching, discussion and meditation will be interwoven with selected readings of pilgrimage literature and generative writing practice.
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Being Light Messengers of Darkness – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

October 15 - 17, 2021
Online - Zoom
Together in this retreat you will be offered various blessings of protection and meditations created by Zenju Sensei. You also will have the opportunity to open your heart to darkness through eight gateways using the dark mothers as protectors.
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The Goddess Temple Café: Joyful Art & Storytelling – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S. and Ranjini George, MA, MFA, PhD

October 29 - 31, 2021
Online - Zoom
Connect with the fierce feminine and treat yourself to a cross-cultural weekend of storytelling, poetry, oracles, music, recipes and goddess stories in our virtual goddess temple cafe.
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Inhabiting the Boundless Heart: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT and Meg McCraken

November 12 - 14, 2021
Online - Zoom
Come as you are, and leave revitalized at every level of your being from this yoga and meditation retreat. You will come out of this weekend retreat with practical tools, practices, and perspectives to help you to live with a boundless heart in your everyday life.
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Poetry of Mahamudra: Songs of Realization of the Mahasiddhas – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

November 20 - 21, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this joyful weekend virtual retreat we will explore through meditation and discussion several songs of realization by Tilopa, Milarepa, Saraha and others. Igniting our own luminous vision, we’ll bring these inspiring teachings to life through our own creative writing. 
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Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Tröma Chöd – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

December 2 - 5, 2021
Online - Zoom
This teaching on Tröma's Practice Chöd is permeated with the secret Dzogchen teachings and is considered extremely esoteric and advanced. Therefore, this practice is only open and required to those who have maintained the practice commitments for the Dakini Ngöndro and the Yeshe Tsogyal sadhana within Ösel Nyingtig.
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Living Compassion: Embracing the Joy and Courage of an Open Heart – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

December 11 - 12, 2021
Online - Zoom
This offering is part of our Share the Dharma Initiative! Click the title or image of the retreat to learn more.
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